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MAKE subscriber Pete Marchetto pointed us to this awesome site covering all manner of backyard metal casting. In fact, that’s its name: Backyard Metal Casting. Peter writes:

Blame Kaden Harris. He got me onto this wonderful site describing many metal casting and metalworking projects.

Okay, Kaden. It’s all your fault we’re posting this link. You should be…. ashamed?

Backyard Metal Casting

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.



  1. knotlinks says:

    Lionel is the absolute man when it comes to this stuff. He is a champion among backyard metalcasters, and his advice and instructions are unbeatable.

  2. Anonymous says:

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  3. Chris Luke says:

    Metal casting is one of the very difficult job as it requires lots of hard-work and patience…. You might found those iron products good but there is lots of efforts involved in manufacturing them…… Bronze foundry

  4. To extend the process of manufacturing techniques and the contents which are involved in casting of iron products

  5. Just got me the idea how I’ll spend out weekend with a productive way and it looks like we’re going to have truck racks with the materials that we already have for the casting.…